Monday, July 12, 2010

An ouch in the rain!




Well we are back in KC!

The tire pressure sensor did its job and illuminated the little yellow tire outline with the exclamation point in it.  Never a good time, but in a driving rain that had folks pulling over to the side of the road because they couldn’t see a thing, and now I had a tire going down.

I aired it several times at filling stations and kept on coming at a much slower speed.  As it would get low, you could feel it in the steering, and I had to find another air hose.

Tonight I jacked it up at home and put on the spare.  The wheels are 18 inchers and they are heavy for this old guy, but I got it done.  And it looks like it is in the sidewall, so the tire will have to be replaced. 

Some days are like that!!!

Retired Rod


  1. Good work putting on the spare. Sorry it's going to have to be replaced :( Rotten Luck!


  2. That pressure system is a must have before we leave for our full time travel, wish they weren't so expensive but again what is a life worth. Glad you had the warning and were able to make it home. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. Looks like you sure 'nailed' that problem alright:))

  4. Well Al down east there in Ontario might think you have it nailed but us Westerners would say you are

  5. Tough luck on that one Rod! Those are heavy tires and changing it in the rain wouldn't make it any easier.

  6. Oh my!! I hate to hear about the nail in the tire!! You did great getting it changed...being so heavy and in the rain too.
    We are so glad we have the Tire Pressure Pro system on our motorhome as well as toad. It gives us a real peace of mind.
    Glad you all are ok.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)


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